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UTEP vs Charlotte Pick & Preview: Monday, January 16th Betting Odds
Miners vs 49ers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: UTEP Miners at Charlotte 49ers
- Where: Charlotte at Halton Arena
- Date: Monday, January 16th
- Betting Odds: UTEP +7.5, UTEP +266 | CHARLT -341 O/U 122.0
UTEP will take the floor against the 49ers with an overall record of 9-8. So far, the Miners have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 0-6. For the season, UTEP has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 1-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Miners being +7.5 point underdogs.
UTEP will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tae Hardy who is averaging 12.88 points per game for the Miners. Hardy is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Miners’ offensive game plan is the play of Shamar Givance who has hit 40.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.35 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for UTEP this season, as they are currently ranked 275th in college basketball at 68.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Miners’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.2%, placing them 171st in the NCAA.
Charlotte heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-5. Currently, the 49ers have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 9-1. The 49ers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Charlotte has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 10-3.
Charlotte will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brice Williams who is averaging 12.0 points per game for the 49ers. Williams is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the 49ers’ offensive game plan is the play of Aly Khalifa who has hit 48.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.94 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Charlotte this season, as they are currently ranked 237th in college basketball at 70.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the 49ers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.5%, placing them 211th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Charlotte 49ers -7.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Charlotte 49ers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -7.5 point betting favorites. Although Charlotte as a team is just 90th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Miners’ defense. In addition, the 49ers have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -7.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the 49ers to come out on top and cover.
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